New Releases

New Releases consists of the latest acquisitions to the VDB collections, be they contemporary works by artists, titles that are newly-preserved or edited that are now being made available to audiences, or recently released DVD Box Sets or compilations.
2015 | 26:00
Akula Dreams
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An old Russian Akula submarine, armed with ballistic nuclear missiles, is assigned a new captain. But Captain Pavel seems to care very little for Navy protocol. In fact, he feels the crew’s jobs are a waste of time, preferring to lead discussions...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

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Fences Make Senses
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Fences Make Senses re-stages and interrogates international barriers and borders using the bodies of non-refugees. Through a series of rehearsals, Barber aims to have privileged bodies experience the themes, situations, and ideas that refugees...

 

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Pastel Passions
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The fur on his chest testifies to the linkage with primeval beasts.

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: body, camp, humor, lgbtq, religion/spirituality

2016 | 19:00
Abstracted
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A "painter" casts out the demons that haunt his canvases and who creep into his bed at night.

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: camp, lgbtq, painting, performance

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By assembling these three films, the Endless Dreams compilation provides a unique opportunity to explore the vast array of cinematic modes employed by Green’s filmic oeuvre, and how these are articulated in her layered spatial and extrasensory...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: autobiography, conceptual art, diary, documentation, expedition/travel, landscape, memory, mental landscape, poetry, time

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At the epicenter of Green’s extensive multimedia installation Partially Buried in Three Parts (1996-1997), Partially Buried (1996) and Partially Buried Continued (1997) explore a web of genealogical traces, initiated by a reflection upon the work...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations

Tags: activism, art history, conceptual art, crime or violence, history, memory, time, war

Art for Teachers of Children
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Jennifer, an intelligent but insecure 14-year-old student at a boarding school, seduces her married dormitory counselor, a photographer who has offered to teach her about his art and winds up shooting her in the nude. She is naive, and he...

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: experimental film, feature length, love, memory, photography

2016 | 10:00
Sleep Walkers
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A young man thinking about demonic angels and angelic demons amid night's whispering stillness while the shadows form ladders he'll try to climb.

 

Collection: New Releases, Kuchar Archive, Single Titles

Tags: body, camp

Dana Levy: Museum Intervention Works
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“Levy's work is both ramified and momentous, addressing environments of many kinds, and filled with stories in which human behavior has played a decisive role.”  — Noam Gal, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

 

Collection: New Releases, Single Artist Compilations, Compilations

Tags: architecture, art collectors, death and dying, environment, installation, nature